Margaret Fitzhugh Browne papers, [ca. 1904-1960]

Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, b. 1884 d. 1972
Portrait painter
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Notes and writings, photographs, and printed material.

REEL 2787: 3 genealogies of Browne and her ancestors John Fenno and Daniel Maynadier, notes describing Browne's birthplace; a poem "The Flight of the Eagle" by Cordelia Brooks Fenno; and a photograph of the house (south view) of the house in which Browne was born.

REEL 4306: Three photographs of Browne and one of the house (front view), photographs of works of art, including 2 self-portraits, 33 undated portraits, 68 portraits executed between 1918-1960, and 16 others works; printed reproductions of works.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Browne studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and with Frank Benson and Joseph De Camp. She began her career as a portrait painter in 1910, was the art editor for the BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT from 1919-1920, and was a member of the Grand Central Galleries, New York.

Donated 1975 and 1982 by Emily Wainwright Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne's sister.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels 2787 and 4306 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.